Less than a year after the launch of its Black Shark gaming smartphone, Xiaomi is already preparing to announce its second generation Black Shark 2 smartphone within the month. Specifically, the announcement will be made on 23 October.
The announcement date was discovered via a poster that was posted on the Chinese site, Weibo. The poster doesn’t have much detail; the Black Shark logo and branding can be seen at the top-right of the poster, with a big number five emblazoned in the middle of it. Referring to the number of days left until the phone’s official announcement.
At this stage, there’s still not a whole lot of information pertaining to the Black Shark 2. Online rumours and speculations suggest that the phone is expected to retain the same 4000mAh battery as its predecessor, as well as the same 5.99-inch Full HD+ display.
What we do know, however, is that the phone is expected to sport a dual-camera setup with a vertical alignment versus the horizontal alignment dual-camera array that’s used with the original Black Shark. If a TENAA listing of the phone is anything to go by.
Further, a leaked video of the supposed Black Shark 2 also suggests that the phone will feature an RGB logo and side strips that illuminate with all the colours on the spectrum. In any case, we’ll just have to wait until the phone’s official announcement date to find out more about the phone.